As a member of the OncANP (Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians) and as a Naturopathic doctor (ND) with a special interest in cancer care, it is imperative to understand that cancer is not simply a disease of isolation, but rather a multi factorial process involving lifestyle, environment, epi-genetics, mental-emotional health, as well as mind-body and spirit as a whole. As so, Dr. Hayman, ND ensures the naturopathic approach taken is that of ensuring treatment and care incorporating all aspects of the cancer support process (including the patient). Thus, an integrative naturopathic cancer approach is founded upon recommendations of healthy nutrition, positive lifestyle, and researched based nutraceutical supplemental cancer support. The proper combination of each integral aspect allows for key intervening physiological processes such as inflammation, hormonal health, insulin resistance, digestion, detoxification, immunity and stress; all critical in order to fulfill best integrative cancer support care practices.
Naturopathic cancer support care involves decreasing conventional cancer treatment side effects, increasing effectiveness of conventional medicines (chemotherapy, surgery and radiation), improving quality and duration of life, reducing pain, supporting the immune system, providing preventative strategies toward initial and future cancer occurrence(s), as well as offering additional care options for those seeking new and effective treatment support.
An integrative cancer care approach will always be utilized. This means, detailed attention is made to ensure safety and efficacy around current conventional cancer care protocols while providing the most up to date, scientifically researched adjunctive naturopathic cancer care support practices. Only those treatments which have been shown to be effective within properly reviewed scientific journals and research will be utilized to ensure safety and effectiveness for the patient.
Cancer support treatment may include an individual combination of botanical medicine, IV or injection therapy, nutrient prescriptions, physical and laboratory diagnostics, diet therapy, physical medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and physical examination.
Dr. Hayman will also refer out, as needed, in order to work collaboratively with other key doctors and practitioners, as well as for supportive treatments when necessary.
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